What should San Joaquin County communities look like in about 20 years?
The folks at San Joaquin Council of Governments released some preliminary maps on Wednesday showing four scenarios for future growth. Scroll down and take a look.
The scenarios (A, B, C, and D) range from business-as-usual (Scenario A — sprawl, greenfield development) to a significant shift toward infill development (Scenario D). Scenarios B and C are somewhere inbetween.
See the story in Wednesday’s Record for more details on what this is all about.
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SCENARIO A (above): Primarily outward greenfield development; guided by past trends and old general plans; predominantly single-family housing; HOV system, new roads and widening of existing roads, maintains existing transit systems. 92 percent of new construction is single-family homes.
SCENARIO B (above): Outward development pattern begins to shift inward; guided more by recent general plan updates; includes some townhomes and multifamily housing stock; HOV system, transit expansion, more bus and train service. 71 percent of new construction is single-family homes.
SCENARIO C (above): Increased mix of land uses; shift to more compact development; greater shift to townhomes and multifamily units; HOV system, intercity bus service, new Altamont Commuter Express service to Modesto. 60 percent of new construction is single-family homes.
SCENARIO D (above): Greatest shift of future building from suburban to urban areas; growth at the edge of cities is limited; greatest shift to small-lot single-family homes and multi-family units; HOV system, increased bus service during off hours, two new Altamont Commuter Express stations. Construction of single-family homes vs. multifamily homes is about a 50/50 split.